VSCJ0585 Czech Language for Foreigners V - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Magdalena Pintarová (seminar tutor), PhDr. Ivana Rešková, Ph.D. (deputy)
Mgr. Martin Punčochář (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Ivana Rešková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Petra Stejskalová (seminar tutor), PhDr. Ivana Rešková, Ph.D. (deputy)
Mgr. Jarmila Šafránková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (assistant)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Ivana Rešková, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Language Centre
VSCJ0484 Czech for Foreigners IV -p
General Czech at the A2 CEFR level. The knowledge of specialist discipline-specific vocabulary covered in the aVLCJ0484 Czech Language for Foreigners IV course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the tuition is working knowledge of the Czech language on the B1 level of the "Common European Framework of Reference" (CEFR) checked by an examination. The main aim of the course Czech for Foreigners is to teach students communicate with patients in Czech without any help of English speaking doctors or interpreters and independently write case history.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students
-should be able to understand information related to very familiar topics that they regularly encounter at school, in the hospital, and in their free time, provided the information is communicated clearly
-apply medical language in doctor-patient, doctor-doctor, and doctor-nursing staff communication
-take patient's history (Personal, Family, Social and Work History)
-use practical medical vocabulary relating to physical examination of patient and cardiology.
  • 1st week: Revision: Travelling. My holiday. Medical Czech: FAMILY HISTORY (Revision). Grammar: Declension in sg and pl.
  • 2nd week: RELATIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE (Czech Step by Step L 19). Medical Czech: PERSONAL HISTORY I (TM 20). Grammar: Revision of the Instrumental sg. Prepositions with acc and instrumental (L 20). Revision of the Imperative.
  • 3rd week: Medical Czech: Revision: Diseases. Injuries. PERSONAL HISTORY II. SOCIAL HISTORY (TM 21). Grammar: Time expressions (TM 20/page 116). Instrumental plural.
  • 4th week: LEKCE 1: SEZNAMUJEME SE: Dopis Davidovi. Medical Czech: Practising Personal and Social history(http://mluvtecesky.net/en/courses/medical1/6/1, http://mluvtecesky.net/en/courses/medical1/9/1). WORK HISTORY (TM 22). Grammar: Declension of KDO/CO, někdo/něco, nikdo/nic.
  • 5th week: PROGRESS TEST 1. Medical Czech: PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF THE PATIENT (TM 9, http://mluvtecesky.net/en/courses/medical1/10/1). Grammar: Accusative sg and pl. New verbs used with acc.
  • 6th week: LEKCE 2: RODINNÉ VZTAHY. Medical Czech: PRESENTING COMPLAINTS(http://mluvtecesky.net/en/courses/medical1/4/1).Grammar: Revision of personal pronouns in acc. Relative clauses with KTERÝ in sg.
  • 7th week: Medical Czech: DAY IN HOSPITAL (TM 11). Grammar: Locative sg. Adverbs of location and direction (kam? odkud? kudy?), prepositions. Personal pronouns in loc.
  • 8th week: LEKCE 3: KDE BYDLÍME A ŽIJEME. Medical Czech: HEALTH CONDITION I (TM 12). Grammar: Comparison of adjectives and adverbs.
  • 9th week: PROGRESS TEST 2 (0RAL). Medical Czech: HEALTH CONDITION II.
  • 10th week: LEKCE 4: CESTOVÁNÍ.Medical Czech: HISTORY OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES (TM 22). Grammar: Genitive sg and pl. Personal pronouns in genitive.
  • 11th week. Medical Czech: CARDIOLOGY (http://mluvtecesky.net/en/courses/medical2/2/1). Grammar: Prepositions in use.
  • 12th week: PROGRESS TEST 3 (video).
  • 13th week: Medical Czech: REVISION: Taking History (FA, OA, SA, PA). Physical Examination of the patient. Day in Hospital. Health Condition. Cardiology. Grammar: Declension in sg and pl, personal pronouns, prepositions.
  • 14th week: FINAL TEST
    required literature
  • ČERMÁKOVÁ, Iveta. Talking medicine : Czech for medical students. 3., rev. English ed. Prague: Karolinum Press, 2012. 261 s. ISBN 9788024621043. info
  • REŠKOVÁ, Ivana, Roye MAUTHNER, Emanuel CARVALHEIRO MARQUES, Anshu JHA and Stuart Andrew HOPKINSON. How to take a patient's history. 1. vydání. Brno: CJV MU, 2015. 10 pp. info
  • HOLÁ, Lída and Pavla BOŘILOVÁ. Česky krok za krokem 2. 1. vyd. Praha: Akropolis, 2009. ISBN 978-80-86903-92-7. URL info
Teaching methods
The tuition is realised in the form of practical courses. Teaching methods: listening, reading, speaking (class discussion,team work), listening comhrehension, projects, homework. Emphasis put on selfstudy!
Assessment methods
The tuition is realised in the form of practical courses. The students' presence in these courses is strictly required, maximally two properly apologised absences are tolerated. The tuition is finished by a course-unit credit given on the basis of the students' presence, preparation for classes, sitting for Progress Tests and their successful passing of a Final test.The basic limit for passing all tests is 70%. In case of passing all class tests, which are obligatory for all students, the basic limit in the Final test is reduced by 10%. Students who score a minimum of 90% in EACH progress test are not obliged to take the credit test. Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam by awarding grade "N" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016.
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